Christmas cut-out cookies

Christmas cut-out cookies

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
60
min.
Preparation
10
min.
Baking
90
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-30+
200 g butter
200 g sugar
½ vanilla bean
1 tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
egg
400 g flour
500 g confectioner’s sugar
1 tbsp water
3 tbsp lemon juice
red food coloring
yellow food coloring
green food coloring
flour for dusting
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • plastic wrap
  • large bowl
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • cookie cutters
  • parchment paper
  • rolling pin
  • 3 bowls
  • 3 piping bags with decorating tips
  • toothpick

Nutrition per serving

Cal
140
Protein
2g
Fat
6g
Carb
20g

Step 1/4

In a large bowl, beat the butter with sugar, seeds from vanilla, pinch of salt and cinnamon until fluffy, then stir in the egg. Add the flour and knead with your hands to a smooth dough. Cover with plastic wrap and transfer to fridge for approx. 60 min.
  • 200 butter
  • 200 sugar
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 400 flour
  • plastic wrap
  • large bowl
  • hand mixer with beaters

In a large bowl, beat the butter with sugar, seeds from vanilla, pinch of salt and cinnamon until fluffy, then stir in the egg. Add the flour and knead with your hands to a smooth dough. Cover with plastic wrap and transfer to fridge for approx. 60 min.

Step 2/4

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Dust a work surface with flour and roll out the dough until approx. 5-mm/0.33-in. thick. Cut out the cookies with cookie cutters, transfer to a lined baking sheet, and for approx. 10 min., until the edges are golden brown. Leave to cool.
  • flour for dusting
  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • cookie cutters
  • parchment paper
  • rolling pin

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Dust a work surface with flour and roll out the dough until approx. 5-mm/0.33-in. thick. Cut out the cookies with cookie cutters, transfer to a lined baking sheet, and for approx. 10 min., until the edges are golden brown. Leave to cool.

Step 3/4

In the meantime, mix confectioner’s sugar, water and lemon juice into a thick icing. The icing should flow very slowly from the spoon. If icing is too thick, add water a little at a time until desired consistency is reached. Divide the icing into 3 separate bowls and dye each one with a different color. Fill into piping bags.
  • 500 confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • red food coloring
  • green food coloring
  • yellow food coloring
  • 3 bowls
  • 3 piping bags with decorating tips
  • large bowl

In the meantime, mix confectioner’s sugar, water and lemon juice into a thick icing. The icing should flow very slowly from the spoon. If icing is too thick, add water a little at a time until desired consistency is reached. Divide the icing into 3 separate bowls and dye each one with a different color. Fill into piping bags.

Step 4/4

Decorate the cookies with the colorful icing. For a pattern on the icing, apply dots or lines on top of the base layer of icing. Before the icing dries, use a toothpick to pull the top color through the bottom layer in a pattern you like. Allow to dry over night before packaging. Enjoy!
  • toothpick

Decorate the cookies with the colorful icing. For a pattern on the icing, apply dots or lines on top of the base layer of icing. Before the icing dries, use a toothpick to pull the top color through the bottom layer in a pattern you like. Allow to dry over night before packaging. Enjoy!